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A Hadith regarding the reward for the visually impaired/blind

Question

What is the reference for this Hadith?

يقول الله عز وجل من أذهبت حبيبتيه فصبر واحتسب لم أرض له ثوابا دون الجنة

 

Answer

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith Qudsi on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahih).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2401)

 

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has also recorded a similar narration. See here.

 

Translation

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla says, For those whom I take away their two beloved things [i.e his eyesight] and he is patient and seeking reward, I shall not be satisfied with any reward for him less than Jannah.'”

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar